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Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Madrid, Spain
4.3 / 9
The abode is about an hour's drive from Madrid at the foot of the Sierra Nevada ridge. The strict fortress served as the residence of the Spanish kings. Construction lasted from 1563 to 1584. Despite the harsh and fairly simple appearance, the interior decoration of the palace is amazing with splendor and luxury. Here rests the dust of all Spanish monarchs, starting with Charles V.
Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Address:Av Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Phone:+34 918 90 50 11
Hours:monday: Closed tuesday: 10:00–18:00 wednesday: 10:00–18:00 thursday: 10:00–18:00 friday: 10:00–18:00 saturday: 10:00–18:00 sunday: 10:00–18:00

Sarah Hoover

A great spot to visit when in El Escorial! It’s free to walk outside in the gardens. We stopped here on the way down from Silla de Felipe II hike. Clo.. Read more »

Emma james

a wonderful place i recommend visiting people.there is no photography inside,but it is a world heritage worth seeing and everything is impressive expe.. Read more »

Paddy Currie

Philip's instructions to Toledo were simple and clear, directing that the architects should produce "simplicity in the construction, severity in the w.. Read more »

Pedro Falcón

PROS: impressive heritage | easy free parking | safe & clean city CONS: no free historical places to visit

judith falcon freire

This place is very beautiful but they don't care about the animals in this pond. There's plastic in it and the fishes are eating it. It's very dirty, .. Read more »

Hoffmann Baptiste

Free the Wednesday and the Sunday afternoon this monastery will make you small, really nice experience

iker vivas garcia

This place is not only a building, it is a source of culture you can enjoy if you can appreciate. I strongly recommend to visit it in the morning.

Patrick Bastow

We stayed in El Escorial instead of Madrid and it was a good decision. This Palace is well worth a visit. Get there early - 10am and pre book your ti.. Read more »

Shawnna Lazo

Spain was our last country of a 2 week trip to Europe and we had nothing planned. Our hotel suggested El Escorial and we were completely amazed. They .. Read more »

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